All articles by Paul Ridd

What to watch at LFF

Culinary delights: festival films for big appetites

Stephen Graham’s turn as a top London chef in Boiling Point leads a varied menu of festival films featuring restaurants, mealtimes and food preparation, says programme advisor Paul Ridd.

By Paul Ridd

Culinary delights: festival films for big appetites
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Where to begin with Thomas Vinterberg

By Paul Ridd

Where to begin with Thomas Vinterberg
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A year of lockdown: the screen culture that got us through it

By Henry Barnes, Whelan Barzey and others

A year of lockdown: the screen culture that got us through it
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Where to begin with Zack Snyder

By Paul Ridd

Where to begin with Zack Snyder
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Polytechnique: Revisiting Denis Villeneuve’s controversial calling-card

By Paul Ridd

Polytechnique: Revisiting Denis Villeneuve’s controversial calling-card
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What to watch at LFF: Possessor, Brandon Cronenberg’s dazzling and brutal sci-fi

By Paul Ridd

What to watch at LFF: Possessor, Brandon Cronenberg’s dazzling and brutal sci-fi
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What to watch at LFF: Siberia, Abel Ferrara’s dazzling trip into existential angst

By Paul Ridd

What to watch at LFF: Siberia, Abel Ferrara’s dazzling trip into existential angst
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What to watch at LFF: New extreme cinema

By Paul Ridd

What to watch at LFF: New extreme cinema
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Natural born thriller: how Oliver Stone’s gonzo style defined the 90s

By Paul Ridd

Natural born thriller: how Oliver Stone’s gonzo style defined the 90s
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Where to begin with Alexandre Aja

By Paul Ridd

Where to begin with Alexandre Aja
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Too Old to Die Young: Nicolas Winding Refn’s timely desecration of prestige TV

By Paul Ridd

Too Old to Die Young: Nicolas Winding Refn’s timely desecration of prestige TV